Thursday, July 29, 2010

Decision made

While I was really drawn to the plan to leave the painting with six petals for the manipura chakra, I couldnt do it. It was more important that this be an expression of the chakras - my own expression of how they appear to me as I paint. And to achieve that, then I needed to have the right number of petals. Otherwise, it would just be some lines and paint on some paper.

And while I was doing something else, getting into a car I think, the answer came to me. I love the way the mind will work on a problem and get back to you with an answer when you aren't thinking about it or anywhere near thinking about it. An intuitive communication - well, it sounds a lot like intuition to me.

So, I realised how I was going to add in the four other petals - and I love the way it worked. I think that future incarnations of this painting will use that same design. Now I'm trying to work out how to do the same thing for the throat chakra - vishuddha - which has sixteen petals. Trying to fit them all in makes them small and makes the chakra look busy. Time to hand that problem over to my intuition and let the creative process work it out while I'm doing something else.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Mistake? or divine intervention?

So, I have a question ... for myself and for the ether I guess....

my current painting - It has come out different than I had planned. Do I change it or leave it?

The reason I ask is that when I paint, I invite spirit in to become manifest in my work and to express the energy of the chakras that I am painting right there on the paper. Each piece that I do has been different, moving in different directions and manifesting different characteristics - something that I am really enjoying.

The latest piece that I am doing is for a couple that I know, and the husband has some stomach issues at the moment. As I begun painting all of the chakras, the yellow chakra - manipura - that lies over the solar plexus, was a lot smaller than the others. This made me think of my friend and his ailing gut and I wondered if this was being reflected in my work. When I came back to this chakra to finish it and add the outside petals, I completed it and as soon as I lifted the brush off the page, realised that there are ten petals and I only painted six. Something I realised straightaway and yet had not seen or noticed in the time I was painting them. The question is then, do I leave them, incorrect in number but perhaps as a personal connection to their future owner - or do I fix it to keep the number of petals correct?

A very large part of me wants to fix it to keep it right, but I am very much siding with leaving it, happy at how it looks and intrigued by the error and it's connection to my friend.

And on a very interesting side note, when I googled manipura, I found a note saying:

"Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own "personal power". This intuitive chakra is where we get our "gut instincts" that signal us to do or not to do something."

- perhaps this reference is a note to myself as well, that I need to develop this chakra and my intuition. Perhaps then I will know whether to do.. or to do not.


A previously completed work with ten petals.

The latest incarnation with only six petals.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

energy work

It always amazes me that as soon as you make a decision - a road the universe has been waiting patiently for you to turn down - things start to happen to welcome you, to let you know you have been expected!

As soon as I decided that I would spend the next year doing energy work, a friend contacted me out of the blue, asking for a treatment.

I'm humbled, and excited and a little astonished. To think, you could wish for your ideal life and dream of everything you would have in it.. and now, it appears to be manifesting. I'm looking at the dream board I made in April - and I'm slowly ticking things off as they appear!

I was going to put a picture of my dream board up here.. but I felt a little exposed. Instead, I snapped this shot of some shells and gemstones I have in a tall vase on my art desk. They remind me of home.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rainy day

It's a rainy day here - kind of nice to smell the wet grass. The kids have all of the blankets in the house out and are camping under the furniture. It's a wilderness of teddy bears, pillows and sleeping bags.

And of course, the perfect thing about rainy weather, is copious amounts of tea. A hot cup of tea whilst staring at the rain is always so calming. Hands wrapped around the mug, inhaling the steam, daydreaming and sending yourself anywhere you choose to be.

It's also great weather for typing - so, perhaps a few more keystrokes will appear on this blog. I thought I would comment a little about the name - Intuitive scribblings. While I hope to be putting my art work up here on this blog, I will also be talking about my healing work and my thoughts on intuition - the basis for my masters thesis. I'm taking the year off from my course work - in essence to earn the dosh to finish it off. But what it has become is a chance to do the fieldwork, to collect the data and to research myself and my own experiences on how intuition is used by women who practice alternate medicine.

An autoethnography - the technical term - appears to be the latest incarnation of this journey. So this blog well may become a collection of diary entries that will be fodder for my studies. I do type faster than I write, so it seems a perfect venue for my scribblings - now, if only I can remember my password!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

And so we begin...

As I start to type, I wonder if anyone will be reading these posts, or if this blog will be more like a journal. Something to document this new turn in the road. An artist - who would have thought?